Concert for Ocean
The Lexham Park and RSA Homewood Trust Charity Concert is on this Sunday, and promises to be a great family show not to be missed. The concert is also a fundraiser for Waihi youngster Ocean Stephen, who has spastic deplegia cerebral palsy and underwent surgery in the US in July. Ocean will be there with her mum, Kirsten Waite. Mabel Wharekawa Burt will MC the concert with the Katikati College kapa haka group and Matahui School children’s choir among entertainers. The grounds open at 5pm with a gold coin donation at the gate.
Slip closes SH2
State Highway 2 was closed in both directions because of a slip on Saturday night. The NZ Transport Agency said there were large rock falls and slips in the Karangahake Gorge between Paeroa and Waihi. On Monday the road was open under stop/go traffic management. Motorists were asked to follow directions of contractors on scene and allow extra time for your journey..
The next Be the Change film night is on in Katikati tonight and builds on last month’s theme of Community Connections. The film, screening at St Paul’s Church, on the corner Main Rd and Mulgan St, is an inspiring story of how culture, religion and politics can disconnect us, yet these disconnects can be healed by the
Pipi Pickers perform
The Katikati Folk Club hosts a special Christmas show tomorrow night featuring bluegrass band the Pipi Pickers. The Pipi Pickers have become a favourite at music festivals in New Zealand and Australia. The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets at the door, adults $20, members $15, children free.
Kiwis will finally be able to identify where their fruit and vege come from after the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Act passed its third reading in Parliament last week. Consumer NZ head of research Jessica Wilson said the law change was a muchneeded first step towards better countryof-origin labelling.
Ocean Stephen in September has been learning to walk after surgery in Missouri.